A cucoloris is a device for casting shadows or silhouettes to produce patterned illumination. You may sometimes hear it referred to as a cookie or even a kook or a coo-koo.Why do we use them?The cucoloris was created to...
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We talk to accomplished gaffer, Michael Walsh about what it's like to handle the lighting for some of hollywood's biggest movies.
With the ubiquity of cheap LEDs, the sky’s the limit for the creative filmmaker. But besides just lighting a scene, what can you do with RGB LEDs?
Our cameras run on light. They need it to produce a clear image that’s both meaningful and pleasing to the eye. Without enough light, you’ll be left with noisy, distracting footage.
The style and application of cameo lighting have evolved throughout the years of cinema history. Here's how to employ this effective lighting technique.
Setting Up Lights For A Green Screen Shot
The secret to pulling your subjects out of the real world and placing them into a digital domain is chromakey, and that means going green with green screen.
It really doesn't matter how expensive your camera is, a film will never be as beautiful as it could be without good lighting.
Lighting is an art that can take years to master. Avoiding these mistakes, however, is a quick way to improve your results.
Lighting can make or break your shot. In a perfect world, you'd have time to scout your location in advance with enough budget to secure the equipment you need to create the look you're going for. But that's rarely the case – and even when it is, any seasoned filmmaker knows even the best-laid plans can easily go awry on set.

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